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The mentors at Bound to Excel Mentoring took 100 local youths to the Ole Miss football game in Oxford on September 22.

The Morton Homemaker Volunteers held a dedication ceremony on October 3 to unveil new MHV signs at the entrances of Morton. The ceremony was held just off Highway 13 at the entrance to the city.

The Morton Panthers gave the homecoming crowd a good showing and a victory to cap off homecoming week festivities this past Friday night.

Morton Elementary School students joined in the homecoming week fun by dressing up for “Nerd Day.” From the left Nyanna Kincaid, Amareya Sims and Caleigh Slaughter put their school spirit on full display.


Morton High School announced its 2018 Homecoming Queen and Football Queen during the football game against Choctaw Central last Friday night.

Scott County MHV Members recently participated in the Fall MHV Capital Area meeting held in Copiah County.

Classified Ads October 10


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FOR RENT: 3 BR/2 BA house  on Cash Road. some appliances, no pets. $600 month. References and $600 deposit required. Call 601-625-9485 for  more information.


Elmer Harville, Jr.

Mr. Elmer Harville, Jr.  age 43, passed away September 17, 2018 at his parent’s residence in Conehatta, MS surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Lake, MS. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Wolf Funeral Services Chapel in Lake, MS.

James Everett Wright Jr.

Dr. James Everett Wright Jr., 91, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sept. 26, 2018. Born April 15, 1927 in Meridian, MS, James graduated high school and enlisted in the United States Navy. While stationed in Illinois he met the love of his life of 59 years Dorris.

Helen Wicker McWilliams

Mrs. Helen Wicker McWilliams, age 84, passed away Tuesday September 25, 2018 at MS Care Center in Morton, MS. Visitation was held Thursday September 27, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday September 28, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. at Wolf Funeral Services in Morton, MS.

L.A. Bowie

L.A. Bowie was born September 4, 1924 in Scott County, MS to Homer Bowie and Donnie Mapp Bowie. Both preceded him in death.

He attended school in the Ludlow area through the third grade. He worked many jobs cutting paperwood, Lott’s Furniture Store, janitorial, and whatever he could find.